Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Deemed Capable of Work — 8 Jun 2016 at 18:47

Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted against reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work.

The majority of MPs voted for reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work.

The motion rejected by the majority of MPs taking part in this vote was:

  • That this House
  • regrets the Government's lack of progress towards halving the disability employment gap;
  • further regrets that the Government has not yet published its White Paper on improving support for disabled people;
  • notes with concern that commitments made in the Autumn Statement 2015 to help more disabled people through Access to Work and expanding Fit for Work have not materialised;
  • further notes that the Government is reducing funding for specialist support for claimants with health conditions and disabilities through the Work and Health Programme; and
  • calls on the Government to reverse cuts to the work-related activity component of Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit work allowances that risk widening the disability employment gap.

The universal credit work allowance[1] is the amount someone receiving benefits via universal credit can earn before their benefits are reduced.

The work-related activity component of Employment and Support Allowance[2] is paid to those considered to have limited capability for work-related activity.

Proposed cuts to these benefits include those provided for in the Welfare Reform and Work Bill.[3] The impact of the proposals has been discussed in media coverage.[4]

Debate in Parliament |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con262 (+2 tell) 0080.0%
DUP0 2025.0%
Independent0 2066.7%
Lab0 155 (+2 tell)068.0%
LDem0 5062.5%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 1033.3%
SNP0 44081.5%
UUP0 20100.0%
Total:262 214074.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
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